In a decision with potentially large ramifications, New York Federal Judge LaShann DeArcy Hall won't dismiss a libel suit against "Shitty Media Men" creator Moira Donegan.
Explaining, the judge says it is possible that Donegan created the entry herself. The judge believes that Elliott should be able to explore whether the entry was fabricated. Accordingly, discovery proceeds, which will now put pressure on Google to respond to broad subpoena demands. The next motion stage could feature a high-stakes one about the reaches of CDA 230.
From the Washington Post:
Protesters storm U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, trapping diplomats and setting the stage for a long siege https://t.co/cjBP9vGiAc
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) January 1, 2020
From the New York Times:
Demonstrators again swarmed outside the U.S. Embassy in Iraq on Wednesday. Troops fired tear gas in an attempt to disperse them, but after a few hours the militia leaders who had organized the demonstration called on the crowd to leave. https://t.co/55f4sL0TAW
— The New York Times (@nytimes) January 1, 2020
Back in 2012, Burt Likko wrote an essay about the American Ambassador who was killed at Benghazi.
About a month later, Nob Akimoto wrote an essay explaining the difference between a consulate and an embassy.
(Featured image is the Flag of Iraq.)